Location: West End, Tortola

We have had such a fun and rewarding time with the Squeaky family these past three weeks. Each one of the shipmates has truly taken themselves to the next level, not just by obtaining their IYT certification and PADI open water diving certifications, but through fellow shipping with each other and mentorship provided by all the AQ staff. It was inspiring to watch each student bring their unique talents and personalities to the table. Amelia and Fritz really set the water sports bar high when they showed up the first rotation day at Pond Bay pro status. Moving onto the longest sail day, Max T was willing to demonstrate some sailing skills to the rest of the group. After a long and exciting day of rotation activities, Max H broke out some pretty cool dance moves at the beach barbecue on Vixen Point. Jared rose the watersports bar even higher when he showed up with his ski gloves and showed us how it’s done on the slalom ski. In the underwater world, Amanda and Emily were naturals after breaking out of the confined water and into open water dives. During sail training day Elyah performed a perfect man overboard drill, rescuing our fender Jeremiah, while Jenny did a splendid pick up with the boat hook, ensuring that our man overboard was back on board successfully and safely. Joaquin impressed us all with his underwater navigation skills on open water dive four and successfully led us on a little tour. On the big race day, Sydney was an outstanding skipper and made sure we all knew the plan of action by showing us the charts. Every time we needed to anchor, Marta was always there to assist in a smooth operation. Overall, we couldn’t have been happier with how the session turned out. Each shipment has been a joy to be around, and we look forward to seeing them all back next year! date: Jul 28, 2017